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Monday, February 1, 2016

14 Fun Things to Do on a Virginia Weekend Getaway

Manassas National Battlefield Park Virginia Weekend Getaway

On our quest for weekend getaway destinations, we discovered a pretty little place that may not be on your radar if you don’t live in the Virginia area.  Prince William County is a great Virginia weekend getaway destination.  Coming from the west coast, we devoted a four-day weekend to this pretty little piece of Northern Virginia.  Prince William County works either as a Virginia weekend vacation or as a side trip from Washington, D.C.  Prince William County has small town charm, Civil War history, and gorgeous landscapes.  Its relaxed pace and open spaces make it easy to forget the most powerful city in America is just a short drive away.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

10 Ideas for Unique California Weekend Getaways

Mendocino
Photo courtesy Visit Mendocino County
We recently attended the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show for some travel inspiration.  Since we work full-time, we’re always looking for fun new California weekend getaways to provide us with a little bit of vacation without having to take time off.  The travel show had an aisle-and-a-half of cities and counties from all over the state, providing us with lots of ideas.  Even though we have lived in California our entire lives, we are always amazed by the wealth of vacation opportunities this great state has to offer, many of which we still haven’t experienced.

Monday, January 18, 2016

48 Hours of Things to Do in Gothenburg Sweden

Gothenburg Tram Things to Do in Gothenburg Sweden

Gothenburg (or Göteborg in Swedish) is the second-largest city in Sweden, home to Volvo, a busy port town by the sea, and a foodie destination.  Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden, southwest of Stockholm.  Gothenburg’s points of interest are mostly centered in the city center, but travel by tram and bus outside the city center and you will find some pretty unusual off-the-beaten-path attractions too.  We’ve put together the following guide of 48 hours of things to do in Gothenburg to get the best out of this Swedish city in a short period of time.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Review: What It’s Like to Cruise with Viking River Cruises

Review Viking River Cruises Ship in Wachau Valley

When we announced we were going to be taking our very first cruise, and that it would be with Viking River Cruises, we learned there are quite a few of you who are really interested in taking a river cruise with Viking River Cruises but haven’t pulled the trigger yet.  A lot of you had questions about the rooms, the excursions, the food, and if non-ocean cruisers would enjoy river cruising.  After our eight-day European river cruise with Viking River Cruises, during which we cruised along the blue Danube and visited European Christmas markets, we are ready to answer all your questions and provide our review of Viking River Cruises.

Monday, January 4, 2016

10 Top Restaurants in New Orleans

Commander's Palace New Orleans Restaurants

An important part of travel to New Orleans is the food.  New Orleans has some of the best food in the entire United States.  New Orleans has stayed true to its roots with some of the oldest restaurants in the country and restaurants serving traditional New Orleans food.  However, New Orleans has also remained relevant with new restaurants serving modern cuisine which complement the classic restaurants of New Orleans.  During our one week visit to New Orleans, we dined at these top restaurants in New Orleans.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Winter Travel Packing List: What to Pack for Outdoor Activities

Jukkasjärvi Church Winter Travel Packing List

The thing about travel is it’s constantly taking you out of your comfort zone.  Which is awesome.  But it also means that sometimes you have no idea how to best prepare for a situation.  For us, that moment came when we were preparing for our trip to Swedish Lapland.  We live in San Diego, home of some of the most beautiful and temperate weather in the United States. What did we know about winter travel to the Arctic Circle?  Not much.  We were not only planning travel to freezing temperatures, but we were also planning to spend much of our time outside enjoying winter outdoor activities.  What to wear?  It was important to get it right so we weren’t miserable.  We put together a winter travel packing list that served us well for enjoying our winter outdoor activities.

Monday, December 21, 2015

3 Great Places for Outdoor Activities in Northern Virginia

Manassas National Battlefield Park Northern Virginia

During our Virginia weekend getaway in Prince William County, located in Northern Virginia less than an hour’s drive away from Washington, D.C., we spent a lot of time outdoors because it was fall and the leaves were just starting to turn color.  There are a number of outdoor things to do in Northern Virginia.  Since we were visiting for a long weekend, we couldn’t visit them all, but we did get to visit three great places for outdoor activities in Northern Virginia where we were able to hike, enjoy the scenery, and learn a little history as well.